McKeflex in your McNuggets?

An interesting news story in the September 5 Lancet looks at cephalosporin use in poultry production. It notes surveillance data from Quebec showing an association between cephalosporin use on chicken farms and cephalosporin resistance in bacteria found in retail chicken products and humans. The US FDA proposed new regulations for cephalosporin use last year, including banning the practice of injecting chicken eggs with the drugs before they are hatched. The American Veterinary Medicine Association protested and the FDA withdrew the proposal.


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